Dr Martin Jackson
MEng PhD DIC
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5474
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5943
After obtaining an M.Eng (First) from the University of Sheffield, Martin Jackson initially followed an aerospace materials career working for Rolls-Royce before studying for his PhD at Imperial College London – "predicting microstructural evolution during forging of Ti alloys (EPSRC/QinetiQ)". Between 2001 and 2005 he worked as a Research Associate at Imperial on projects such as "high strain rate superplasticity in Al alloys (EPSRC)" and "the production of Ti Alloys via the FFC Cambridge process (ONR/DARPA)". In 2005 he was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Research Fellowship and moved back to the department in 2008.
His research centres on the effect of solid state processes from upstream extraction technologies through to downstream finishing processes on microstructural evolution and mechanical properties in light alloys, and in particular Ti alloys. A major research interest is to provide a step change in the economics of titanium based alloys through the development of non-melt consolidation routes.
- Novel non-melt consolidation methods for Ti particulates.
- Thermomechanical processing of aerospace Ti alloys.
- High performance machining of aerospace Ti alloys.
- The role of surface conditioning on fatigue life and crack initiation in Ti alloys.
Professional activities and recognition
- Council Member of the Sheffield Metallurgical and Engineering Association
- Member of the IOM3 Light Metals Committee
- Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship (2005-2010)
- Invited Keynote (Harvey Flower Memorial lecture) at Materials Congress 2004
- IOM3 Titanium Prize 2002
- M.Jackson, R.R. Boyer, Titanium and its Alloys: Processing, Fabrication and Mechanical Properties, Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, Edited by Richard Blockley and Wei Shyy (eds), 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. ISBN: 978-0-470-75440-5 pp.2117-2132
- M. Thomas, S. Turner, M. Jackson, Microstructural damage during high-speed milling of titanium alloys, Scripta Materialia 62 (2010) 250-253.
- M. Jackson, N.G. Jones, D. Dye and R. Dashwood, Effect of Initial Microstructure on Plastic Flow Behaviour during Isothermal Forging of Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al, Materials Science & Engineering A, 501 (2009) 248-254.
- M. Thomas, T.C. Lindley, M. Jackson, The microstructural response of a peened near-alpha titanium alloy to thermal exposure, Scripta Materialia 60 (2009) 108–111.
- R. Bhagat, M. Jackson, D. Inman and R. Dashwood, The production of biocompatible Ti-15Mo alloy from mxed oxide precursors via the FFC Cambridge process, J Electrochem Soc, 155 (2008) E63 - E69.
- M. Jackson, Titanium – 21st century metal in transition, Materials World, 15 (May 2007) 32-34.
- M. Jackson and K. Dring, Materials perspective - a review of advances in processing and metallurgy of titanium alloys, Materials Science and Technology. 22 (2006) 881-887.
- M. Jackson, R.J. Dashwood, L. Christodoulou and H.M. Flower, The microstructural evolution of near beta alloy Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al during subtransus forging, Materials Transactions A, 36A (2005) 1317-27.
Pete Crawforth* (High speed machining of Ti alloys) joint with Drs Wynne and Turner [AMRC]
Andrew Winder* (Solid state processing of Ti alloys) joint with Dr Todd
Abdlaziz Elarbi (Micro-textural evolution of Ti alloys) joint with Dr Wynne
Luke Marshall* (High speed machining of Ti alloys) joint with Drs Wynne, Turner [AMRC], Thomas [Timet UK]
John Middlemiss (Dwell fatigue of Ti alloys) joint with Dr Wynne
Geraint Watkins (High temperature Ti alloys) joint with Dr Wynne
Mark Richardson* (Forging of metastable beta Ti alloys) joint with Drs Wynne, Jones [Cambridge]
Ben Thomas* (Solid state processing of Ti alloys)
* = Principal supervisor